Voter registration spikes on heels of Taylor Swift political Instagram post
Voter registration spikes on heels of Taylor Swift political Instagram post

Vote.org reported nearly 65,000 people nationwide between the ages of 18 and 29 had registered since Sunday night.

UPDATE: Voter registration deadline Oct. 9; number of new voters higher this year
UPDATE: Voter registration deadline Oct. 9; number of new voters higher this year

More than 202,000 people are registered to vote in Hamilton County and it is steadily rising according to voter registration officials.

New justice on the bench: Kavanaugh's first Supreme Court cases
New justice on the bench: Kavanaugh's first Supreme Court cases

The court could soon decide to take up some hot-button issues, and the newest justice will likely play a decisive role.

Tennessee's Dean strongly supports universal pre-K in debate
Tennessee's Dean strongly supports universal pre-K in debate

Karl Dean, a Democrat, faced Republican businessman Bill Lee in the debate held at the University of Memphis in Shelby County, the state's largest by population.

Tennessee's Bredesen fields questions on Kavanaugh at forum
Tennessee's Bredesen fields questions on Kavanaugh at forum

Bredesen hosted a forum Monday in Chattanooga after his Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn declined to debate him.

UPDATE: Trump returns to Tennessee to boost Senate hopeful Blackburn
UPDATE: Trump returns to Tennessee to boost Senate hopeful Blackburn

The president appeared at a rally in Johnson City to support U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is facing Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen.

UPDATE: President Trump rally in Johnson City Monday: What we know
UPDATE: President Trump rally in Johnson City Monday: What we know

The congresswoman's contest is drawing heavy interest from the White House.

Tennessee Democrat praises GOP governor he hopes to replace
Tennessee Democrat praises GOP governor he hopes to replace

Karl Dean wants to convince the red state's voters that he and Haslam are more moderate than Lee on several contentious policies.

Tennessee college campuses competing in voter registration drive
Tennessee college campuses competing in voter registration drive

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has launched a statewide competition for voter registration at college campuses.

Bredesen ad touts gun rights support as NRA backs Blackburn
Bredesen ad touts gun rights support as NRA backs Blackburn

Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen went clay shooting in a TV ad released after the National Rifle Association endorsed his Republican opponent, Marsha Blackburn.

Carter backs Abrams in Georgia, 48 years after his election
Carter backs Abrams in Georgia, 48 years after his election

Former President Jimmy Carter is campaigning Tuesday in Georgia alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams.

Trump says no rush on Kavanaugh vote: 'If it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay'
Trump says no rush on Kavanaugh vote: 'If it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay'

"I wish the Democrats could have done this a lot sooner," Trump said of the allegation against his Supreme Court nominee. "But with all of that being said, we want to go through the process."

Bredesen jabs at absent Blackburn during Memphis appearance
Bredesen jabs at absent Blackburn during Memphis appearance

U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has taken some soft jabs at Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn for refusing to debate him in Memphis, Tennessee.

#DECISION2018: Candidates for TN's U.S. Senate seat outline plans to fix national debt
#DECISION2018: Candidates for TN's U.S. Senate seat outline plans to fix national debt

The Republican and Democratic nominees for Tennessee's open Senate seat outlined their plans to address the national debt.

VP Pence to headline fundraiser for Blackburn's US Senate bid
VP Pence to headline fundraiser for Blackburn's US Senate bid

An event invitation says the Knoxville fundraiser will be Sept. 21.

Bredesen seeks votes from women in Tennessee Senate race
Bredesen seeks votes from women in Tennessee Senate race

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn could make history by becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Tennessee.

Record-breaking 100 women may be elected to the House in 2018
Record-breaking 100 women may be elected to the House in 2018

The wave is being driven entirely by Democrats, a new race-by-race analysis shows. On the GOP side, the number of women serving in office is expected to dip.

Blackburn names Jim Haslam II, Smith campaign finance chairs
Blackburn names Jim Haslam II, Smith campaign finance chairs

Republican Marsha Blackburn has named Pilot Corporation founder Jim Haslam II and construction company leader Steve Smith as her Senate campaign's finance chairmen.

Dozens of Hamilton Co. leaders sworn in Tuesday
Dozens of Hamilton Co. leaders sworn in Tuesday

Dozens of Hamilton County leaders were sworn into office Tuesday.

New Bradley Co. sheriff sworn in Saturday
New Bradley Co. sheriff sworn in Saturday

Sheriff Steve Lawson was sworn in this morning at a ceremony at Bradley Central High School.

Gubernatorial candidates Lee, Dean weigh in on use of death penalty in Tennessee
Gubernatorial candidates Lee, Dean weigh in on use of death penalty in Tennessee

The candidates weighed in on how they felt about the death penalty weeks after the state's first execution in nearly a decade.

Sanders-backed Democrat to take on Trump-endorsed Republican in Florida gov race, NBC News projects
Sanders-backed Democrat to take on Trump-endorsed Republican in Florida gov race, NBC News projects

The contest will be one of the most closely watched — and expensive — Statehouse contests in the country this year.

DECISION 2018: Abrams tells Georgia Democrats turnout is key to success
DECISION 2018: Abrams tells Georgia Democrats turnout is key to success

Stacey Abrams told more than 1,000 attendees at the state party convention Saturday in Atlanta that driving turnout is key to making gains in a state controlled by Republicans for nearly two decades.

#DECISION2018: Bredesen wants criticized Blackburn-backed opioid law repeal
#DECISION2018: Bredesen wants criticized Blackburn-backed opioid law repeal

At a forum, Bredesen said the Blackburn-backed opioid law "defanged" the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Democrats strip superdelegates of power and reform caucuses in 'historic' move
Democrats strip superdelegates of power and reform caucuses in 'historic' move

Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders teamed up to push the biggest reform package the party has seen in decades.

From dumpster fires to gun-toting fathers, your 2018 crop of campaign ads
From dumpster fires to gun-toting fathers, your 2018 crop of campaign ads

NBC News political reporter Benjy Sarlin breaks down some of the main themes candidates are using in their advertisements this season.

Corker: 'We're just in a really sad place right now for our country'
Corker: 'We're just in a really sad place right now for our country'

Sen. Bob Corker spoke to students at Chattanooga Christian School on Friday. 

Hillary Clinton steps back into the fray to fundraise for Democrats this fall
Hillary Clinton steps back into the fray to fundraise for Democrats this fall

The 2016 presidential nominee will headline events in California, Illinois and New York.

2018 candidate diversity goes beyond gender
2018 candidate diversity goes beyond gender

The 2018 election may bring the most diverse set of candidates in U.S. political history — racial diversity, diversity of religion and sexual orientation.

Jahana Hayes, 2016 Teacher of the Year, could be Connecticut's first black Democrat in Congress
Jahana Hayes, 2016 Teacher of the Year, could be Connecticut's first black Democrat in Congress

The former teen mother, Jahana Hayes, who earned educator accolades from President Barack Obama just two years ago, never thought she'd run for office.

Berke endorses Karl Dean for TN governor
Berke endorses Karl Dean for TN governor

Berke pointed to their shared experience of being mayors as the reason he’s supporting Dean.

UPDATE: Local candidate for U.S. Congress convicted of DUI sentenced to 6 months in jail
UPDATE: Local candidate for U.S. Congress convicted of DUI sentenced to 6 months in jail

Steven Lamar Foster was sentenced to six months in jail for a DUI conviction.

DECISION 2018: 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor
DECISION 2018: 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

The Vermont Constitution doesn't have an age requirement for people seeking the state's highest office.

DECISION 2018: Tennessee voters not swayed by negative political advertisements
DECISION 2018: Tennessee voters not swayed by negative political advertisements

The ads did the opposite of what the candidates who put them out wanted them to do.

History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate
History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate

Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn are on a collision course to claim their own slices of history in a critical U.S. Senate race.

White House asserts 'vast' effort to protect elections
White House asserts 'vast' effort to protect elections

National Security Adviser John Bolton says President Donald Trump has directed a "vast, government-wide effort" to protect American elections after Russian attempts to interfere in 2016.

Decision 2018 Election Results
Decision 2018 Election Results

Your latest election results from around the Tennessee Valley.

DECISION 2018 - How we voted
DECISION 2018 - How we voted

Use WRCB-tv's interactive map to see how different races played out around the state.

DECISION 2018: Blackburn vs. Bredesen in U.S. Senate race
DECISION 2018: Blackburn vs. Bredesen in U.S. Senate race

Blackburn and Bredesen will move on to the general election on November 6.

DECISION 2018: Hamilton Co. school board district 8 race ends in upset
DECISION 2018: Hamilton Co. school board district 8 race ends in upset

There was an upset on the Hamilton County School Board in the race for the district 8 seat Thursday night.

DECISION 2018: U.S. House of Representatives District 4 race
DECISION 2018: U.S. House of Representatives District 4 race

Congressman Scott Desjarlais is seeking re-election for the 4th congressional district.

DECISION 2018: Bill Lee, Karl Dean win TN gubernatorial nominations
DECISION 2018: Bill Lee, Karl Dean win TN gubernatorial nominations

Dean and Lee will face each other in the general election on November 6.

DECISION 2018: Tennessee House of Representative District 28 race
DECISION 2018: Tennessee House of Representative District 28 race

The Tennessee House of Representatives District 28 seat is vacant.

DECISION 2018: Hamilton County Mayoral race
DECISION 2018: Hamilton County Mayoral race

Voters in Hamilton County will be tasked with electing a County Mayor.

DECISION 2018: What is a State Executive Committee(Wo)Man?
DECISION 2018: What is a State Executive Committee(Wo)Man?

Voters are being asked to select State Executive CommitteeMan and CommitteeWoman today - but what do they do?

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